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Christian posted a topic in The RockHello I'm looking for a new solitaire ring with a diamond. I thought finding the ring was the hard part. Boy was I wrong, so now I'm here looking for some help. The ring is going to be plain solitaire so no pavé or anything fancy. 18K yellow gold with 6 prongs. But I can manage to find that on many homepages. The big problem is finding the right diamond. What I'm looking for is Shape: round diamond Size: 0.5 carats or close but the higher the better (within budget) Budget: 2700 € in total (ring is 550 €) (could probably stretch budget a bit for the right diamond) No speed requirements although within the next couple of years would be handy. This is a new ring and I can't get the diamond into a ring in my city (it's a small city) so it needs to be both ring and diamond from same supplier. I can see that import taxes to Europe and my country is quite high so finding something within Europe that ships to Denmark is preferable. I don't have a preference for diamond color as I have read that a yellow gold ring will mask the diamond color to some degree. Although I haven't been looking below "I" as I could then start to see a difference on the diamonds (on homepages, I have no clue in real life and in a setting). I'm not superstitious about clarity but I have read that VS1 is safest when you can't see the diamond in person. I have expanded my criteria to VS2 but I think that SI1 is a bit of a risk, or is this a mistake? I have read a lot about cut and that this is the most important of the 4 C's. I would rather have a great looking small diamond than a large dull and milky with an inclusion that is noticeable. So H&A would be great but I know it comes with a premium I'm not able to pay. So I have found some candidates (I have links to videos on all of them which can be send on request, but no ideal scope or ASET): #1 1972 € #2 2012 € #3 2263€ #4 2300 € I know I should only post 3 diamonds tops, but these are the 4 candidates I was looking at. Am I on the right track? My own preference is #1, but that is only looking at numbers and clarity characteristics (remember I'm an amateur). So my question probably comes down to: Am I over analyzing these diamonds and which ever I choose would be fine in the ring mentioned above? Or is there something terrible wrong with any of them. Again I would rather have a nice small diamond than a big ugly diamond. Should I maybe consider a smaller diamond with a better cut? Sorry for the very long post. If some information is missing I would be happy to supply it. Any feedback would be highly appreciated. Thank you
Christian replied to Christian's topic in The RockGreat with some advice on other retailers, thanks for that. Ill look through those as well. As I would rather have a good looking diamond I will take your advice and find something with a premium cut and then ill see which size I can get. Is there huge difference between premium cuts? What I mean is, would it make sense for me to post 3 premium cut candidates in here and get advice or would they all be of such good quality that it wouldn't matter much which one I choose? Again, thanks for taking the time to answer my questions.
Christian replied to Christian's topic in The RockHello Thanks for the fast and thorough reply. I have actually been looking at premium cutter/retailers (or at least whiteflash as I heard their ACA are brilliant haha). But I was always nervous about return (in case size is off) to something outside Europe. Would you say I can trust whiteflashs eye-cleanliness even for an SI1 or SI2 when its a diamond of the size described above? Would my amateur eyes be able to tell the difference between #4 and an ACA with same color, clarity and carat? Would your expert eyes be able to tell the difference if it was in a normal setting (no jewelers loupe)? So I went through a lot of articles to learn about cut and what's good and what's not. You said that I might be ignoring some "details" on cut that could make a visible difference. Would you maybe explain what that is for one of the four diamonds, please? If not that is okay as well. I'm already happy that I asked in the first place and that I got this much feedback